University of Utah Programmer/Analyst Sr in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/01/2018

Requisition Number PRN17362B

Job Title Programmer/Analyst Sr

Working Title Programmer/Analyst Sr

Job Grade G

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, 8-5

VP Area President

Department 01852 - HCI David Wetter Research Prog

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 65,000-90,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE) at the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute is accepting applications for a Data Manager to develop and maintain the center’s data infrastructure and analysis capabilities. The Center forHOPE, headed by Dr. David Wetter, conducts community-based and clinical research that focuses on health inequities, health care system change, behavioral risk factors, and the use of state of the science mobile health technologies for both assessment and intervention. The center’s expansive portfolio of research projects collect data from a variety of sources that include ecological momentary assessments, electronic health records, global positioning system/geographical information system, on-body sensors/accelerometry, survey, and text messaging. The successful candidate must have competency and experience in managing intensive longitudinal research data.


1.Design, develop, implement, and maintain databases for new and existing research studies to ensure that data storage is logical and simple for use by investigators.

2.Manage the extract, transform, load (ETL) data processes and the secure acquisition and transfer of research-related data

3.Work with external collaborators to receive and manage data collected/stored at external sites

4.Develop data-related procedures and systems that comply with federal, state and local regulations (e.g., Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) governing personally identifiable information and protection of human subjects.

5.Ensure compliance with all data security requirements. Work with center’s administrative staff to create processes for monitoring compliance with the Data Use Agreements.

6.Work with research staff to create procedures for cleaning raw data and preparing it for research use (including performing various data quality and plausibility checks).

7.Managing requests for data from external third parties – including liaising with internal staff and external collaborators to provide data in a timely manner and maintenance of a database detailing the status of such external data requests.

8.Perform, under the supervision of biostatisticians, statistical analysis for the center’s research projects. Successful candidate should have, at the minimum, competency and experience in conducting multilevel and other related modeling for intensive longitudinal data analysis.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience. 5-8 years of experience.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


BA or BS and a minimum of 3 years of experience managing large scale data projects for the purposes of supporting research or analysis. Demonstrated expertise with database management,ETLprocesses, and dealing with large volumes of data. Experience programming in data management and statistical programming software packages that may includeSQL,SAS, and R.

Graduate degree in information science, statistics, quantitative psychology, or related discipline. Demonstrated abilities in intensive longitudinal data management and analysis. Experience/knowledge in social/behavioral science research. Expert-level proficiency in R programming and data visualization.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.